Baylor tight end LaQuan McGowan is in a position to become one of the biggest players in NFL history at 6-foot-7, 410 pounds and already has his second career planned.
Per a report from Alex Kirshner of SB Nation, McGowan plans on becoming a professional wrestler when his football days are over and hopes to sign with WWE.
“I’ve watched it on TV. I’ve thought about, ‘What would be something good or something that I would enjoy doing for a decent, for a long period of time?'” he said. “For big guys in the NFL, they really don’t last that long.”
McGowan also said that his plan was to be a starting guard in the NFL, but would line up at tight end or defensive tackle or wherever his coaches felt he was best suited. However, he would certainly be an intriguing talent in WWE for one reason in particular: he wouldn’t be the first big guy from Texas to make an impact in the company.
Take Mark Henry, for example. He’s listed at 6-foot-4, 400 pounds and has been with WWE for two decades following a career in powerlifting that saw him twice qualify for the Olympics. Since joining WWE, he has enjoyed a reign as World Heavyweight Champion and is a fan favorite for sure, dubbed as “The World’s Strongest Man.”
Given how LaQuan McGowan is of a similar build, it wouldn’t be at all shocking if he turned out to win favor with WWE and become a company superstar somewhere down the road.
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